Scottish minister calls for removal of peat deadline

Scottish minister backs HTA calls on Westminster to remove arbitrary 2026 deadline for banning sale of peat in professional horticulture. Read more - members only

Mairi Gougeon MSP

Nine finalists 9 named for IGOTY 2024

Nine growers from around the world, including one from the UK, have reached the finals for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2024. Read more - members only

Serious warehouse fire at Garland Products

We can confirm that we suffered a serious fire in the smallest of three industrial units on The Pensnett Estate in Kingswinford in the early hours of the morning on 30th November. Thankfully we can confirm that no one was injured in the incident. Read more - members only

Hyve responds to pressure and changes Glee dates

Hyve has moved 2024 trade show from June to September following retailer consultations and pressure from other shows that have also reorganised. Read more - members only

Garden Centres an investment opportunity?

A new report by Savills suggests that there is still strong investment potential in garden centres.  Acquisition activity is increasing as individual sites are “snapped up”. Read more - members only

Haskins to redevelop Forest Lodge & Birdworld

Haskins has revealed plans to redevelop Farnham and Birdworld, building a new adventure park and indoor play area, creating a year-round destination. Read more - members only

Potential new attractions

Christmas in Numbers by British Garden Centres

Popular demand brings back ‘Christmas in Numbers’ by British Garden Centres, the country’s largest family-run garden centre group. Read more - members only

Wyevale Nurseries to sponsor 2024 GCA Ruxley Rose Award

Regional finalists get second judging for the Garden Centre Association’s annual Ruxley Rose Award, sponsored this year by Wyevale Nurseries. Read more - members only

Andy Johnson, Wyevale Nurseries’ Managing Director

Notcutts surpass 1.5 million charity donations through Pennies

1.5 million micro-donations at Notcutts, in partnership with the UK charity Pennies, have raised over £500,000 for various charity partners. Read more - members only

Tiger enters landmark deal with British Garden Centres

Specialist online garden building retailer Tiger, a part of Woodlands Home & Garden Group, has just agreed a landmark deal with the British Garden Centres group. Read more - members only

Summary and comment on the Autumn Statement

We summarise the main measures announced in the autumn statement with comments from the HTA. Read more - members only

Mixed signals despite October growth at Garden Centres

Although October was a growth month for Garden Centres with strong early Christmas and Gift sales.  40% of sites experienced a dip in sales says the GCA. Read more - members only

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